Amazing 5-Day Summer Vacation Package in Iceland with Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon & Golden Circle
Explore the best of Iceland with this five-day summer package. See Iceland's main attractions, including Reykjavik, the Golden Circle, and the Blue Lagoon. You'll travel to Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, taking in the wonders of Iceland's South Coast as you go. Let us take care of the details of planning your perfect trip to Iceland while you focus on the adventure.
This tour package is all-inclusive, making the most of your stay in Iceland. It includes four-night accommodation, all transportation, and tours of all the best locations.
By booking this tour, you’ll avoid spending weeks planning that perfect Iceland itinerary. We’ve already covered the planning part to save you from all the hassle. We also made this tour available for a great price.
Our packages come with a personal travel agent you can contact any time of the day, seven days a week. You’ll also get a detailed itinerary to help you keep track of your adventures.
You can also opt to hike on a glacier with a gorgeous view of the South Coast before you reach Jokulsarlon and Diamond Beach. A view atop a glacier allows you to witness the full splendor of Iceland's pristine nature in the best way possible.
You'll see the most stunning waterfalls, an otherworldly black sand beach, magnificent glaciers, and awe-inspiring volcanoes. You'll also have the chance to explore Iceland's capital, Reykjavik, and you can add on extra options during your day on the famous Golden Circle route if sightseeing at some of the most popular places in the nation isn't exciting enough.
You can, for example, go horseback riding through a geothermal field near Gullfoss waterfall, exploring Iceland's wondrous terrains. You could also opt for more action and go snowmobiling on Langjokull glacier.
Or, for some real geological excitement, snorkel in the Silfra gorge and float between two continental plates, exploring the mysteries of the deep blue waters that make this location a true natural wonder.
You'll make your home in the city center of Reykjavik for three nights and spend another night in Vatnajokull National Park so that you can fully embrace Icelandic nature on your trip. This gives you plenty of time to enjoy the hiking trails in the countryside, and the art galleries, museums, and cafes in the capital.
Enjoy the long summer days and explore all the best the country offers on this perfect five-day itinerary!
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Day 1 - Arrival in Reykjavík
After you arrive at the international airport in Keflavík, you'll make your way to the northernmost capital in the world: Reykjavik!
On your way to Iceland's capital city, you could make a stop at the Blue Lagoon. This world-renowned spa is known for its healing waters, vivid azure colors, and luxurious treatments. It is in the middle of a moss-covered lava field, giving it an otherworldly atmosphere.
If you add the Blue Lagoon, it will be arranged according to your flights. If there is no time to visit the lagoon today, it can be added to another day. Your travel consultant will be able to arrange this for you. There is plenty to see and do in Reykjavik if you have extra free time.
Spend the rest of the day exploring Reykjavik and settle into your hotel room in the center of town. You'll find plenty of interesting places to see, such as the Hallgrimskirkja church, Laugavegur, and Skolavordustigur shopping streets.
There are plenty of designer boutiques, quirky cafes, world-class restaurants, the Old Harbour, the Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Center, and Reykjavik's pond by the city council building, just to name a few places you can explore.
Transportation from the airport to Reykjavik is included, and you'll spend your first evening in Iceland there.
Day 2 - The Golden Circle
Today, you'll go on a day tour of the Golden Circle, Iceland's most popular attraction. You'll visit Thingvellir, a national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site - famous for its beauty and history. From there, you will visit the geothermal area of Geysir, where you can see the geyser Strokkur erupt 49 to 66 feet (15 to 20 meters) up in the air every few minutes.
If seeing the beauty of Strokkur's eruption isn't enough, the Geysir area still offers many other geothermal attractions. The place is full of hot springs, mud pools, and steam vents, enough to fascinate your eyes.
Finally, you will visit Gullfoss waterfall, considered Iceland's most beautiful waterfall - its name means "The Golden Falls." The Gullfoss waterfall features two incredible cascades. One is a shorter drop measuring 36 feet (11 meters) tall, while the other cascade is about 69 feet (21 meters) tall.
Moreover, the Gullfoss waterfall showcases raw power. If you visit the waterfall during summer, you'll feel 459 cubic feet (140 cubic meters) of water surging down per second.
If you get hungry, visit Gullfoss Cafe to grab a quick bite. The restaurant serves various meals and refreshments like soups, salads, sandwiches, and cakes.
If you would like to relax rather than indulge in sporty activities such as snowmobiling or horseback riding on this day, then you will be taken to Blue Lagoon at the end of the Golden Circle tour on this day rather than on Day 1.
Otherwise, your visit to the Blue Lagoon will be scheduled for your arrival or departure day instead, so you will have time to take full advantage of its restorative powers. The Lagoon is world-famous for its healing, mineral-rich waters - This is not a place you want to rush.
Finally, you'll spend another evening in Reykjavik, perhaps exploring some of the city's exciting restaurants or hopping among Reykjavik's favorite bars and nightclubs.
Day 3 - First Day of the South Coast
Today, you'll start your trip along the South Coast of Iceland and take in all the beauty it has to offer, and your first stop is at the waterfall Seljalandsfoss. This magnificent cascade falls from 197 feet (60 meters) high over a concave cliff, making it possible to encircle the falling spring water fully.
However, encircling the waterfall is only possible during summer when the weather conditions are friendly. Be sure to wear appropriate weather gear, as the waterfall's powerful spray will likely get you wet.
Next up is another waterfall, the vastly different but equally as beautiful Skogafoss. Skogafoss is one of the largest waterfalls in Iceland. It cascades from 197 feet (60 meters) and 82 feet (25 meters) wide. The ground underneath this stunning cascade is very flat, allowing visitors to walk right up to the wall of water.
Upon impact with the ground, the water creates a terrific mist. Interestingly, you may see a double rainbow as the light reflects through the falls.
Today, you will also have the unique opportunity to hike up one of Iceland's many glaciers. This adventure is suitable for all over the age of eight and is perfect for those looking to immerse themselves in the wild and icy Icelandic nature.
Accompanied by a trained glacier guide, you will hike up Solheimajokull glacier to see the bright blue crevasses and deep glacier moulins on top of this vast ice cap.
Your last stop is at the black sands of the famous Reynisfjara beach, where you can admire the strength of the North Atlantic sea as it crashes upon the shore. In the distance, you will see the oddly-shaped Dyrholaey peninsula, and if you are lucky, you might also spot a puffin or two.
You'll continue east until you arrive at your accommodations for the night in the beautiful Vatnajokull National Park.
Day 4 - Second Day of the South Coast
Today, you will visit Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, one of Iceland's most breathtaking locations. The lagoon is the deepest in Iceland, with depths reaching up to 820 feet (250 meters). Here, giant icebergs, which have broken off a nearby glacier, float on the bright blue water before making their way to the sea.
Jokulsarlon fills with the meltwater from a tongue off Vatnajokull glacier, called Breidamerkurjokull. The icy waters are filled with icebergs that have broken off the glacier (a process called ice calving). These massive ice monuments seem to glow in whites and blues as they travel through the lagoon.
If you want a closer look at these bergs—and perhaps the seals which can often be found swimming in the icy water—you can add a boat tour on Jokulsarlon during the booking process. You'll board a relaxing amphibious boat, perfect for the entire family, and sail on the calm, blue water.
You might even spot some seals playfully swimming or sunning themselves on icebergs.
Alternatively, you could also take a zodiac boat tour of the lagoon. A zodiac boat will allow you to get even closer to the massive icebergs of Jokulsarlon to gain a genuine appreciation of their size.
A short walk from Jokulsarlon is a black beach covered with small icebergs that washed up onshore. In the sunlight, these bergs glisten like precious stones, thus earning the location the nickname "The Diamond Beach." Also known as Breidamerkursandur, Diamond Beach is almost 0.55 miles (900 meters) from the Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon.
After exploring the glacier lagoon and Diamond Beach, you will start making your way back to Reykjavik city, where you will spend the night. En route, your local guide will stop at some of his favorite places in the countryside, providing you with a unique experience you likely won't discover by yourself.
Day 5 - Last Day - Departure
You'll spend your last day in Iceland exploring the capital, Reykjavik. Spend your final morning having a cup of coffee from a specialty roast shop or shopping for souvenirs.
For those who have a later flight and choose to visit the Blue Lagoon today, you will finish off your stay unwinding before you head to the airport. The lagoon is the perfect place to relax as you bathe in the warm, mineral-rich waters as you look back on the incredible adventure you have just taken in the land of fire and ice.
If your flight is later, there are plenty of things to do in Reykjavik. If you have an early flight back home, we wish you a pleasant journey.
Transportation to the airport from Reykjavik is included.
Have a comfortable flight home, and come back soon!
What to bring
Good to know
Although it is summertime, the Icelandic weather can be very unpredictable. Please bring appropriate clothing. Please be aware that your itinerary may have to be rearranged to fit your arrival date and time better. Please note that the boat tours on Jökulsárlón are only available from May to October.
If you book the extra activities alongside this tour, you will get them at a lower price.
Accommodation in Reykjavik
See our accommodation levels below and our preferred accommodation partners under each day in the daily itinerary. Super budget level accommodations will be arranged in hostel dorm beds. For budget and comfort levels, bookings for one person will be arranged in single rooms, and bookings for two or more people will share a twin/double or triple room(s). For quality level, odd number groups will always be allocated a single room. If you are travelling in a group, but prefer a single room, please make separate bookings. Teenagers and children will be arranged in the same room with parents. If additional room(s) is needed, additional costs will incur.
For multi-day guided tours, accommodation cannot be upgraded and the levels below do not apply. Guide to Iceland will provide you with the best available accommodation at the time of your booking from our preferred partners. If our preferred partners are fully booked at the time of your booking, we will find another suitable accommodation for you of similar level.
We always do our best to accommodate special requests, which may incur additional costs. Press choose a date to find availability.
Dormitory beds with shared bathrooms in guesthouses or hostels, such as HI Hostels. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.
Private rooms with shared bathroom in guesthouses or hostels such as Capital Inn Guesthouse. Located in the capital region. Breakfast is not included.
Rooms with a private bathroom at three-star hotels such as Hótel Klettur, or quality guesthouses. Located in the city center or in close vicinity. Breakfast is included.
Rooms at four-star design hotels in the city center with a private bathroom at the absolute best locations downtown such as Hotel Alda. Breakfast is included.